Jamaica’s six time Olympic champion Usain Bolt has decided that he will end running for the 2015 season.
This is the second year in a row Bolt will be cutting his season short as last year he was plagued with hamstring problems which forced him to call it quit before the season ended.
He did not participate in last Friday’s Diamond League meet in Brussels, Belgium.
The 29-year-old wrote on his Facebook page that “after the excitement of the past few weeks at the World T& F Championships in Beijing I have decided not to race again in 2015.”
In his post, he also said: “I am already thinking about next year and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio where I will attempt to defend my titles in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m.”
Bolt dominated the recent IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China, capturing the men’s sprint double and anchoring Jamaica to victory in the 4 x 100 meters to increase his World Championships tally of gold medals to eleven.
He said he will enjoy a short break from training to recharge before resuming background training next month.
“I have competed in Brussels many times over the years and it is always one of the best meets on the circuit. The track is fast and they always have a full house. I was looking forward to running there this year but I’m happy to end the season without any injuries and ready to go for 2016. I have received unbelievable support over the past few weeks and would like to thank all the fans for their good wishes,” he concluded.
Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow
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